Congress has passed two rounds of stimulus checks. The outreach resources on this page are for the first stimulus check. Details on the second stimulus check can be found here.
Did you know that millions of eligible people could miss out on their Economic Impact Payments (EIP) – commonly called “stimulus checks” – because they have to file an online form with the IRS to get it? While most people get their payments automatically after filing a tax return (or based on participation in certain federally administered programs), this group of “non-filers” must take action to get their money (worth $1,200 for adults and $500 for qualifying children).
Eligible individuals have until November 21st to file for their EIP this year, so there's a lot of work to do to get the word out. (People who miss this deadline can also file a 2020 tax return next year to receive the payment in 2021.)
Will you join efforts to help leverage the estimated $12 billion EIPs available for 12 million eligible people?
Deadline to receive the
payment in 2020
Direct people to: eitcoutreach.org/stimulus
Get started with the
Quick Start Guide
Get started with EIP outreach
More information for advocates about stimulus payments
Non-filer Form / Guía en español para la herramienta Non-Filer del IRS
How to Fill out the IRS Non-Filer Form
How People Who Are Incarcerated Can Get Their Stimulus Check
Kick-start your outreach with this recorded webinar
Connect to People Experiencing Homelessness
Eligibility Rules for Immigrants / ¿Los inmigrantes son elegibles al cheque de estímulo?
CFPB's Helping Consumers Claim their Economic Impact Payment (Guide)
Use these resources to jump-start your outreach.
United Way’s 211 EIP Helpline: (1-844-322-3639), which provides live assistance to help people complete the IRS non-filer form and answer questions about eligibility.
Blogs and Articles:
- Do I Qualify for a Stimulus Check?
- How to Get Your Stimulus Check without Filing Taxes
- Are immigrants eligible for the stimulus check? / ¿Los inmigrantes son elegibles al cheque de estímulo?
- What happens if I didn’t get the $500 stimulus for my child?
- I was incorrectly claimed as a dependent. How do I get my stimulus check?
- What do I do if I am separated or divorced and my stimulus check went to my spouse?
- Amended Returns: What you need to know
- What do I do if I didn’t get my stimulus check because my spouse owed child support?
- How states can help people get payments
- How state TANF agencies can help
- How state Medicaid agencies can help
- How state SNAP agencies can help
Outreach toolkit for state agencies
This toolkit includes a sample outreach campaign plan, messaging, social media, videos, and more!